The Classic car auction business certainly comes up with some unusual and famous cars to sell and the news from Motor Authority this week has a somewhat summer quality to it. It seems both the convertible used in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and the Lotus James Bond drove in “The Spy Who Loved Me” are going to be auctioned off and the star quality of these two vehicles will probably inflate the price.
The Lotus Esprit used in the James Bond classic is said to still be submersible. The price might not go as high as other movie cars though because if you remember Bond drops a fish out the window when it comes onto the beach so this water bound classic might have a leak.
The Ferris Bueller car is a replica of a Ferrari 250 GT Spyder so it’s probably more interesting to collectors based upon its movie value. Auctions prevent negotiation which is too bad – you could tell the private dealer you know for a fact that this car was dropped off a cliff and ridden hard by parking lot attendants and you have it all on film.
Many cars of equal or better value, without the high movie price tag, are listed on Old Car Online. You can browse classic cars and find the one that best fits your budget and taste without all the bells, whistles and swimming power.